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here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> bobby smith's voice came right through loud and clear on many of the great songs by the spinners. he was a tenor. he could be heard on "could it be i'm falling in love" and "i'll be around" and "games people play." he earned the group almost a dozen gold records, half a dozen grammys. he was 76 years old. >>> new york mayor bloomberg is at it again as part of his health campaign. today he proposed stores that sell cigarettes, hide them from view just like dirty magazines. people of age can still ask for cigarettes and buy them at $10 a pack. the mayor just wants to make them less visible. he banned smoking in restaurants and sbarz -- bars during his first term, and he gave hundreds of millions of dollars to anti-smoking efforts. he's already gone after trans fats in restaurants, styrofoam containers, and now rather famously, h
need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> it is believed, though not confirmed, that mankind has sent an object outside our own solar system for the first time. voyager i was launched 35 years ago to explore the planets. it traveled 11 billion miles. now some astronomers say it and its companion, voyager ii are the two most distant active representatives of humanity and its desire to explore. put it this way. if all the cars made were as well made as the voyager there would be no need for a break-down lane. >>> speaking of space it always bothered jeff bazos that engines that powered apollo xi to the moon were disposable. they were meant to fall into the sea. even though the engines played a huge role in space history. well, jeff is the guy behind amazon.com. he's well financed and enjoys a good challenge. so today after a year of trying, they brought up engine parts from the deep.
. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ ♪ >>> you may have tried to forget the disco era, especially if you ever owned white bell-bottoms. good luck now, it's being preserved forever. the national recording registry is adding the track of "saturday night fever." it's the library congress so they must be serious about it. we should have given that thing a spin. also enshrined pink floyd, simon and garfunkel and chubby checker. >>> a veteran travel blogger was in line for an american airlines flight when he noticed a new boarding procedure, first class first along with those needing assistance. and then those people without carry-on bags, just personal items. last to board were the folks in coach with roll-on bags. he asked the airline and they confirmed they are trying it in a couple of sample markets. it could be the way boarding
outcry the dtsc said our job as public servants is to protect people's health and their environment. but many are questioning how well the department can do that when its top deputy director is a chevron shareholder. >> when i first came to dtsc it was 1985. >> reporter: this is a department youtube video. >> sigh hai have been here a lo years. >> are we have obtained financial statements for dtsc leaders. the deputy director includes stock in abbott laboratories and bp. she had up to a million dollars in shares of general electry. all are companies that deal with toxic waste and are regulated by dtsc. >> one of our top managers had a invested interest in the companies that we oversee. >> reporter: lisa tucker authored this report accusing dtsc of allowing companies to operate without a permit. >> they know there is pollution that can harm people and do nothing about it. that is outrageous. >> a safe and stainable communities. >> reporter: stewart black's investments include shell, intel and proctor and gamble. more companies regulated by dtsc. neither responded to our request for c
of the environment, the protector of creation. brother, sun, sister, moon. he has just been ringing in the changes. >> maria, you have been observing the differents, and i know u you were watching closely, what struck you? >> i think he was so inspirational. i think by choosing the name francis, it's a very famous name, but he talks a lot about forgiveness, saying that people need to ask for more forgiveness. he talks about authenticity, and today he also spoke about what is true authentic power in service. i think these are the words and the messages that people around the world are longing for. >> and we're watching, we want to mention you're back with us on the "today show" in just a short while, and you're going to look at what women can offer. >> much more head coming up on the special edition of "the today show" coming up. >>> officials say a student's planned attack on the university of central florida was averted. a rapid response by campus authorities prevented the man from carrying out his plan for a campus assault. police were tipped off by a student who called 911 saying the suspect pu
kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ ...it's my job to look after it. the words are going this way-there's no way. oh, the lights came on. isn't technology supposed to make life easier? at chase we're pioneering innovations that make banking simple. deposit a check with a photo. pay someone with an email. and bank seamlessly with our award-winning mobile app. take a step forward... and chase what matters. >>> welcome back to nbc bay area. can anyone stop the stanford cardinals? get this. the women's basketball team rolled through the pac-12 en route to their seventh consecutive conference title, and 26 consecutive tournament appearance. the top seed in spokane region, stanford earned the right the host the first round game at maples pavilion. number 16 seed, tulsa was in. and they were down to fight this afternoon. into the
to be protectors of the poor, the weak, and the environment. >> i think he's going to challenge all of us to live a deeper life of faith. >> reporter: as dawn broke, eager crowds raced into the square. they saw francis receive the symbols of power -- a lamb's wool stole signifying his status as shepherd of the flock, and the papal fisherman's ring -- gold plated, not the usual solid gold. during mass to an audience that included several world leaders -- [ speaking in foreign language ] -- francis said authentic power is service. and the pope, too, must serve. >> he seems like a very humble man. someone the people can reach out and identify with. >> reporter: in buenos aires where francis was a cardinal, jubilation. they stayed up all night to watch the early morning mass and were rewarded by a phone call from the pontiff, who asked them to take care of one another and pray for him. francis's first job says new york cardinal timothy dolan is to clean up the vatican bureaucracy. >> i think he will choose a strong organization man who can restore some pizzazz and transparency and good ardor to the r
of people concerned about the environment will be turning out their lights from 8:30 to 9:30 tonight. landmarks and homes will go dark to make a statement about the concern over climate change. the bay area will participate in a big way. san francisco was named the earth hour couple this year. the golden gate bridge and the bay bridge and city hall expected to go dark from 8:30 to 9:30 tonight. >>> now here is more about the weather tonight and this wet week coming up. >> thinking about the earth hour. good thing we don't have fog moving in. that could be tricky. but mother nature is offering beautiful blue skies today. the temperatures falling from the 70s. 70 in gilroy today. up to 74 degrees. everywhere else is 50s and 60s. let's go outside and look at san francisco. from our emeriville camera. you can see the haze in the air. the air quality is suffering. we need the rain to clear out the allergens here's what we have going on in the pacific. we have a series of storms starting to pull into place. right along the jet stream hay will continue to move to the east-northeast. that wi
turned off lights to show respect for the environment and concern about climate change. san francisco was named earth hour capital this year. when a florida deputy spotted a seven foot long scaly intruder near a middle school this week, she did not think twice about wrestling it. and it was all caught on camera. stephanie shows us. >> she is serious. >> reporter: most people wouldn't dare wrestle with an alligat alligator. and then there is jessica macgregor. a lake county sheriff's deputy who could possibly take on alligator trapping as a side job will. >> worked him back and forth and got him tired enough to tape his jaw shut. >> reporter: she is the school resource officer at claremont middle school. tuesday afternoon she started hearing complaints about a gator near school grounds. >> i didn't want to risk her getting into the residential neighborhoods that were right there. >> reporter: so she took mat enters into her own hands, literally as you can see by this picture. >> come on. you can do it. radar school employee took cell phone video of her wrestling the seven foot, 250 pou
that they may create and raise in the best environment. >> reporter: the other case presents a challenge to doma, the defense of marriage act, passed by congress 17 years ago. it blocks federal recognition of same-sex couples in states where they are allowed to marry denying them 1,000 federal benefits that other married couples get. it's being challenged by 83-year-old edie windsor of new york when they are spouse died and left her the estate, she got a tax bill for $360,000. >> if the federal government recognized the marriage it would have been zero. >> reporter: president obama now says it is unconstitutional. >> the basic principle that america is founded on, the idea that we're all created equal, applies to everybody. regardless of sexual orientation. >> reporter: house republicans are now defending doma in court. >> the administration doesn't get to decide what's constitutional. the supreme court does. and our financing a lawsuit was to make sure that the proper forum was used to make sure we know what's constitutional and what isn't. >> reporter: the court hears the doma case on wednesda
and the children they may create and raise in the best environment. >> reporter: the second case challenges defense of marriage act, blocks federal recognition of same-sex couples in states they are allowed to marry. edie windsor had to pay $363,000 in estate taxes when her partner died. >> i couldn't believe they were making a stranger of the person i lived with and loved for 42 something live. >> president obama now calls the law unconstitutional. house republicans are defending it in court. a new pew research center shows the majority of americans now support gay marriage. researchers say it shows the largest change in opinions on a policy issue in a decade. in washington i'm danielle lee, nbc news. >>> moving on to business, shares in yahoo! hit a new 52-week high this morning. the company bought a new startup as well. scott mcgrew joins us. you were thinking about young ceos but in this case very young. >> he just turned 18. he invented something, he and as a 17-year-old. yahoo! bought his company lock, stock, and barrel. we don't know the exact price but it's in the few tens of millions of do
and to the children that they may create and raise in the best environment. >> reporter: despite the snow, people are camped at the supreme court to get inside for tomorrow's argument. >> i have a lot of gay friends. i don't think they should be denied the right to marry the person they love. >> chief justice roberts set aside a seat for his cousin, a lesbian, who wants theo justice to declare the ban unconstitutional. chris and sandy raised four boys and want to marry. >> we love each other and we want to marry. we want to experience societal acceptance. >> reporter: their case to be heard as most in america do accept same-sex marriage. torment prop 8 arguments. on wednesday it's arguments about the federal defense of marriage act that denies federal benefits including tax benefits to same-sex couples who are married in states that allow that. let's go live to cheryl hurd in san francisco for tonight's same-sex marriage rally. cheryl? >> reporter: steve, the fight for gay marriage is being heard all over the bay area. as you can see they are preparing for a marsh that starts in the castro and wi
of the outer fringe. very moisture-rich environment here offshore as we're looking at a weather system that is tapping into the subtropical jet stream. it sits to the south at about 30 degrees north from the equator. you can see how the stream coming up from the hawaiian islands. but this big low that we're seeing here is actually going to track up toward western washington. so what falls around the bay area is mainly going to be light to moderate rain we think during the day on tuesday. so you can see here as we head into the afternoon, you're starting to see some of the pockets of light to moderate rain moving into the bay area to the tuesday evening hours. we'll see if the world baseball classic may see a little bit of rain there. wednesday morning, this will probably be the one morning commute affected by the rain during the wednesday morning until about lunch time commute. and then by the afternoon, the showers start to shut done. moisture starts to clear out. and high pressure builds in. our temperatures are going to be warming up pretty quickly as we go through the second half o
nightmare is someone coming into a secure environment such as a school. we are actively investigating this case to make sure that we can find out what exactly happened. >> reporter: parents say they are grateful the boy knew what to do to get away. >> i commend the little boy for having the mind state to do what he did and make sure he made it home safely. >> i commend his parents because somebody talked to him in order to know how to get away from somebody. the fact that he did get away amazing. >> reporter: and a very brave young man. tonight the district superintendent tells me that the district should have called police sooner. she says the principal was trying to conduct his own internal investigation to figure out whether or not another student perhaps was behind the grabbing. now, the school did send out a phone message to parents last night. they will be holding a special meeting next monday at 6:00 to answer questions and concerns from parents. reporting live i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thanks for the update. >>> the oakland police department has promoted the fi
is stronger than we think, or is this just because the federal reserve has created an environment where there just are very few alternatives to owning u.s. stocks? >> i believe the reasons that the stock market has been pretty strong this year, and as you say, maria, been hitting new highs is that the u.s. private sector and the corporate sector in particular is in really good shape. the factors i would point to is here in the united states we have by global standards cheap and plentiful energy, both oil and natural gas, that we have innovation and productivity. the economy is currently producing at an all-time high level in terms of gdp. but with about four million, five million less people employed than before the recession. so the productivity and innovation in the u.s. economy have been very strong. >> so are you putting new money to work, then, jim? how are you allocating capital with all of this? >> i think the key point in equity is to have a plan, have a long-term allocation. you should be up to waiting u.s. equities. if not, you should be moving up. i think the preference for b
to the economy. we need to do both, create a better environment for jobs but also live within our means. >> talk act reality, as well. you just heard it. no ratio of spending cuts to revenue increases republicans will accept. democrats will not cut or reform entitlements on their own. so there is no grand bargain to be had. >> it's the problem overall. one of the frustrations in washington is the fact you have on one hand the entitlement issue and you said democrats aren't going to move the direction without more tax revenue. on the other hand, you have republicans saying hey, if we're going to have tax reform we should reform it, get rid of the loopholes but put it into lowering rates to stimulate the economy. >> chris mathews, you made a point this week on a panel discussion saying you don't think the republicans are telling the whole story. they don't want to cut medicare or social security either. >> the problem is both sides are in positions they're happy to be in. that's why they all prefer sequestration to the next situation, which is if you're a republican, the democrats are basically sa
, a social environment. she was interesting. she wasn't boring. >> joanna simmons was also a friend from the serenata. >> i invited her to come to choir and she seemed to really enjoy it and so she joined the choir. >> was she a spiritual woman? >> i think she had a spiritual side to her. >> they enjoyed her personality. she could be sparkly and vivacious. i was prim'sed she had so many close friends who cared so much about her. >> because brittany's family members lived so far away, friends like joanna and brenda who first tried to solve the puzzle her absence that week in july. >> i called a few times but didn't hear anything. and then thursday came. and i called thursday and i knew -- i knew thursday that something happened. >> so brenda called brittany's family and they asked her to go around to the house but frankly just looking at the place from the outside, she didn't see any sign of foul play. back in portland, brittany's sister, pat, didn't know quite what to do. >> i actually happened to have a long-time friend as a police officer and i called him and said what do we do? he sai
world leaders on the big spring, he having told them to respect the environment, think about the weak and the poor. once again this pope bringing his simple style to the most grand of ceremonies. catholics and the simply curious of every color and creed gathered for a ceremony stretching back thousands of years. 132 official delegations from around the world came, and leaders of every faith. few religious celebrations as grand, or steeped in ritual as the installation of a pope in the catholic church. from early in the day, hundreds of thousands poured into the square. the pope choosing to greet them in an open jeep instead of the well-protected pope mobile. at one point stepping down, reaching out to children, the sick. the cheers of the faithful here, an audible embrace. then the 266th pope praying at the tomb of peter, leaders alongside him healing the divide 1,000 years old. here to witness history, vice president biden and royalty, a humble priest from south america, his message, remember the poor. a communion shared by all, a day no one will forget. and in the last half hour, vi
globally are expensive, and pollutant and horrible for the environment. >> the power just went out in my neighborhood. we weren't prepared. i was going to get kerosene lamps. this is what i need. >> exactly, buy one. >> this is the 20th century. the world game here soccer balls. >> the one world football project, football meaning a soccer ball and this is an indestructible ball for $40. >> what do you mean indestructible? >> it won't flatten, never deflat deflates, and you buy one and a child gets one. >> no maintenance soccer ball love it. >> this is out of print clothing, t-shirts depicting book covers, a lot of classic books and they're very soft, much like a well loved, well worn book and each time you buy one a book goes to a community in need via the brand's partner, books for africa. >> this is "the great gatsby" what is that? >> an upcoming film you'll hear about soon. i love this one, smile squared toothbrushes. >> biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes for only $6 and each time you buy one a child gets one. >> good idea for the companies and great products. lot of shopping done. >>
about money or the environment. >> i think life's about experiences and about connection and about relationships. and so i think you want to sort of maximize your time focused on that and minimize your time focused on acquiring more stuff and dealing with it. >> now, graham hill does acknowledge that if you're married or you have children, the minimalist lifestyle is a lot tougher, matt lauer. >> i'll say, the older you get, the more you like that no-clutter feel. thank you very much. i would like to try it, craig, thank you. >> thank you. >> when we come back, martha stewart's here to make us all feel inadequate about decorating our easter eggs. but first, this is "today" on nbc. for your first day? yeah. ♪ dad: you'll be fine, ok? girl: ok. dad: you look so pretty. ♪ i'm overprotective. that's why i got a subaru. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. >>> martha on "today" is brought to you by macy's. >> and we're back at 8:51 with martha. fun and festive ways to decorate your easter eggs. martha stewart is here with a few of her ideas straight from the pages of "martha st
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